VICE PRESIDENT OF BROADCAST AND CONTENT DEVELOPMENT / RADIO PLAY-BY-PLAY
Chris Kerber returns for his 19th year as the Blues Play-by-Play Broadcaster on the Blues’ radio network. He also
serves as the teams Vice President of Broadcasting and Content Development.
Prior to joining the Blues, Kerber spent six seasons calling the action in the minor leagues, four for the Springfield
(Ma.) Falcons in the American Hockey League and two for the Birmingham Bulls (ECHL). In Springfield he acted as
the team’s Director of Media Relations from 1996 to 1999 and Director of Marketing and Communications for the
A 1994 graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with a Business Degree in Marketing, Kerber did hockey, football,
basketball, and baseball play-by-play on WMSR while serving as the station’s Sports Director and then General
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In addition to calling all the regular season and post-season games, Kerber hosts pre-game shows, post-game
programs, coaches and players shows as well as fan activities to help promote Blues hockey. He also helps create
and produce digital content for the Blues many digital platforms.
Chris and his wife, Kristie, reside in St. Louis and have three daughters.
RADIO COLOR ANALYST
Joey Vitale grew up in Sunset Hills, Missouri, and played youth hockey for the Affton Americans before attending
CBC High School. Following a four-year career at CBC, where he captured the 2001, 2003 and 2004 state championships,
Vitale moved on to Northeastern University. During his four years at Northeastern, Vitale was named to the
NCAA (Hockey East) All-Academic Team in 2007 and earn a selection to the NCAA (Hockey East) Second All-Star Team
in 2008. He also served as team captain during his junior and senior season. In 2005, Vitale was drafted by the
Pittsburgh Penguins in the seventh round of the National Hockey League (NHL) Entry Draft.
Vitale went on to craft an eight-year professional career, beginning with three seasons with the American Hockey
League’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (2009-11). A former teammate of current Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo,
Vitale made his NHL debut with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Feb. 10, 2011. He spent four seasons with the
Penguins before playing his final two seasons with the Arizona Coyotes. Overall, Vitale dressed in 234 career NHL
regular season games, posting 44 points (11 goals, 33 assists) and 156 penalty minutes.